Welcome to Visnagar, a historic city located in the Mehsana district of Gujarat, India. Founded in 953 by King Visaladev from the Ajmer Dynasty, Visnagar has a rich history and cultural heritage that is sure to captivate any traveler. Let’s explore what this charming city has to offer.
== History ==
Visnagar was founded as an outpost of the kingdom of King Visaldeo, and it faced many wars between Visaldeo, Babis, Ider dynasty, and Gayakwads. With the change of rulers, Visnagar underwent many changes and grew with a fort wall with six gates. Under Gayakwad rule, Visnagar became the first town in North Gujarat to have an underground water supply and sewerage system. Visnagar produced many freedom fighters during the time of British rule. Noted teachers, painters, drama artists, and writers were also among those who highlighted Visnagar. Industrial establishments like submersible pumps, thrashers, diamonds, and copper vessels drew attention nationwide. Today, industrial development, real estate development, education facilities, and medical facilities attract people from surrounding villages to come and stay here.
== Geography ==
Visnagar is located at 23.7°N 72.55°E / 23.7; 72.55 at an average elevation of 117 meters. It is surrounded by many great places with religious and architectural importance like Ambaji (96 km), Becharaji (63 km), Unjha (24 km), Mahudi (34 km), Patan (52 km), Modhera (44 km), Taranga (50 km), and Vadnagar. Some of the best attractive places to visit near Visnagar are Tirupati natural & Water park (8 km), Bliss Aqua world (27 km), Sankus water park & Resort (39 km), Tirupati Rushivan Adventure park (34 km).
== Demographics ==
As of the 2001 India census, Visnagar had a population of 68,826. Males constitute 53% of the population, and females constitute 47%. Visnagar has an average literacy rate of 77%, with male literacy at 82% and female literacy at 71%.
== Education ==
Visnagar has a number of schools, including Gujarati Medium Schools like N.M. Nootan Sarva Vidyalaya, Visnagar Adarsh Vidhyalay, Visnagar D.D.parikh kanya vidhyalay G.D.High School, Visnagar Kanya Sala, Visnagar Navyug Shisuniketan, Visnagar Prakash Vidyalaya, Visnagar Sardar Patel High School, Visnagar School of Victors, Visnagar Gurukul School, Visnagar GalaxyEnglish Medium Schools Modern English School, Visnagar Shri Sahajanand School, Visnagar. The city is also home to Sankalchand Patel University and M N College of Science and Arts.
== Hospitals ==
Visnagar has a number of hospitals, including G D General Hospital, Gokul Orthopedic Hospital, Aakash Eye Hospital, Sanjeevani Hospital, Siddhivinayak Hospital, MIMS Hospital, Himani Hospital, Sardar Patel Hospital, Jyoti Nursing Home, Upasna Hospital, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College & Hospital, Vatsal Children Hospital and Jugal neonatal nursery, Ridham Hospital for Women, Amee Hospital, Krishna Hospital, and Narsinhbhai Patel Medical College & Hospital.
== Villages of Visnagar Taluka ==
Visnagar Taluka is home to many charming villages, including Bakarpur, Basana, Becharpura, Bhalak, Bhandu, Bokarvada, Chhogala, Chitroda Mota, Chitrodipura, Dadhiyal, Denap, Dhamanva, Dharusana, Ganpatpura, Ghaghret, Gothva, Gunja, Gunjala, Hasanpur, Iyasara, Kada, Kajialiyasana, Kamalpur, Kankupura, Kamana, Kansa, Kansarakui, Khadalpur, Khandosan, Kharvada, Kiyadar, Kuvasana, Lachhadi, Laxmipura, Magroda, Mahamadpur, Megha Aliyasana, Paldi, Pudgam, Rajgadh, Ralisana, Rampura, Randala, Rangakui, Rangpur, Ravalapura, Saduthala, Satusana, Savala, Sunshi, Tarabh, Thalota, Thumthal, Udalpur, Umta, Vadu, Valam, and Visnagar.
== Parekh Vallabh Hemchand General Library ==
Visnagar is also home to the Parekh Vallabh Hemchand General Library, which is one of the oldest libraries in Gujarat. The library was established on March 3, 1878, and is a must-visit for book lovers.
Visnagar is a city that is steeped in history and culture, and it is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Gujarat. With its charming villages, rich history, and cultural heritage, Visnagar is sure to captivate any traveler. So why not plan your trip to Visnagar today and experience all that this enchanting city has to offer?